EMBO practical course

Pat Edwards edwards at uoneuro.uoregon.edu
Wed Nov 5 20:06:23 EST 1997


I am posting this for Wolfgang Driever (driever at ruf.uni-freiburg.de )
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Applications are invited for participation at the

EMBO Practical Course on

DEVELOPMENT, GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ZEBRAFISH AND MEDAKA

March 20-29, 1998, Biologie 1, Freiburg, FRG
Organized by: W. Driever, M. Schartl, A. Shima, M. Westerfield

EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMME

* Maintenance of zebrafish and medaka, embryo culture
* Embryonic stem cells and chimera production
* Production of genetic mosaics by cell transplantation, cell lineage   
tracing
* Gene expression analysis by whole mount in-situ hybridization
* Gene transfer by microinjection into the cytoplasm of early embryos   
and into the oocyte nucleus
* Overexpression utilizing synthetic mRNAs
* Ploidy manipulation
* Mutagenesis screens
* Genetic mapping

LECTURE PROGRAMME

Strategies for mutagenesis screens
Genetic mapping and positional cloning strategies
Mesoderm development
Development of the nervous system
Dorso-ventral pattern formation
Cell fate mapping
Organogenesis

SPEAKERS AND INSTRUCTORS

Wolfgang Driever, Freiburg
Nigel Holder, London
Pascal Haffter, Tuebingen
Matthias Hammerschmidt, Freiburg
Yunhan Hong, Wuerzburg
Hiroshi Hitori, Nagoya
Don Kane, Rochester
Dirk Meyer, Freiburg
Hiroshi Mitani, Tokyo
Stephan Neuhauss, Tuebingen
Franceso Pelegri, Tuebingen
John Postlethwait, Eugene
Erez Raz, Freiburg
Manfred Schartl, Wuerzburg
Akihiro Shima, Tokyo
Didier Stainier, San Francisco
Bernard Thisse, Strasbourg
Monte Westerfield, Eugene
Christoph Winkler, Seattle
Joachim Wittbrodt, Goettingen

The course will consist of theoretical classes and hands-on instructions
to the experimental techniques. At least 70% of the time will be devoted
to practical work. The lecture programme will provide the theoretical
background for the experimental part and cover recent advances in the
field.

Applications with a recent C.V., details of previous scientific
training, and a brief statement indicating why this course would be
useful to the future work of the applicant should be sent before
December 20th, 1997 to:

Wolfgang Driever
Dept. Developmental Biology
Biologie 1
University of Freiburg
Hauptstrasse 1
D-79104 Freiburg
Germany.




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